Remembrance Day 2003
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Maybole remembered its war dead with two services on Sunday, November 9 with perhaps the best attendance of local organisations and members of the public for several years. The services began at 10am with a united service in Maybole Parish Church's west building which is next to Memorial Park. This was led by parish minister Rev Dave Whiteman with Fr Jim Hayes leading one of the prayers. Robert Malone and William Milligan carried the colours of the Royal British Legion Scotland and the Union Flag into the church to be received by the minister. Craig Forson, Carrick Academy boys captain, recited "The Inquisitive Mind of a Child" and Janetta Rodger read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. The collection will go to Erskine Hospital. Following the church service Maybole Pipe Band led the parade to the war memorial where at 11am there was the traditional two minute silence during a service led by Rev Dave Whiteman, Fr Jim Hayes and Rev Bertie Collie.  Pipe Major Gavin Nicol, of Maybole Pipe Band played the lament and Jim Campbell of the RBLS recited Binyon's Lines "They shall not grow old..." Wreaths were laid by the local branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, the Women’s Section of the branch, South Ayrshire Councillors Andy Hill and Alan Murray, Maybole Community Council, Families and Friends, Effort for Erskine, Maybole Town Twinning Association, Maybole Community Association, Maybole Council of Churches, Boys Brigade, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, Carrick Academy, Masonic Lodges, Apprentice Boys of Derry, Carrick Round Table and members of the local Fire Brigade. Afterwards the pipe band led the parade for the "march past" taken by councillors and clergy. (Ayrshire Post November 11th 2003)

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